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Interest in ANZAC Day grows in France

ANZAC Day, held every year on 25 April, and commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ (ANZAC) 1915 landing at Gallipoli, has an increasing resonance in France, reports France 24. More than 8,700 Australians died at Gallipoli, along with … Continue reading

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Australian sniper Billy Sing remembered

Billy Sing was known as ‘The Gallipoli Sniper’ and is said to have killed 300 men during World War I, reports Adelaide Now. The newspaper suggests Sing claimed he never lost sleep over the men he shot, but died in … Continue reading

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Islington memorial to Finsbury Rifles – 11th London Regiment

Just south of Angel Underground station in Islington is the Finsbury war memorial. Depicting a winged victory, who looks somehow 1920s in dress and shape, holding a laurel wreath, it has four panels at its base. One of these depicts … Continue reading

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Turkish plan to find missing soldiers of Gallipoli

The geophysical engineering department at Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University’s (COMU) faculty of engineering, the Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and the Gallipoli Historical National Park Directorate are attempting to find the last resting places of soldiers killed at … Continue reading

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Hessett war memorial, Suffolk

St Ethelbert’s church in Hessett, Suffolk, dates back to the 15th century and is famous for its medieval wallpaintings. Outside the church is a war memorial for the First World War with 14 names on it. Seven of these fell … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial shines light on Scottish rugby legend

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will be visiting the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery on 19 February to unveil the latest information panels put in place by the CWGC. The panels carry information about the site … Continue reading

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